It took one chori burger for me to break up with my commitment to a “perfect” beach bod.
It was our first night in Boracay when a fellow Preview girl and I stared blankly at another girl as she was ordering a chori from the same cart where we got ours. “I realized that I’m happy with my body,” said my companion who herself has been dieting and working out in the past few months. That’s when it hit me, amongst the sea of fit and borta, the ladies on the island seemed like they could give lesser fvcks on the way their bodies looked, happy and content with what their mommas have blessed them with. That said, we round up some of our favorite bikini bods that range from the curvy girls to the thin waifs. Let’s begin.
Katrina Gumabao, Makeup Artist
Gone are the days when plus-sized women hid their curves in dowdy swimsuits of busy prints and frills. Take it from Katrina and opt for a color blocked one-piece that creates the illusion of a smaller waist but still playing up your best assets.
Margaux Medina, Stylist
The biggest challenge for a curvy girl is finding separates that would provide the right support. This means no sagging, squishing, and spilling over and under. Find a bikini with thick details like a band that supports you from under the bust and goes all the way to the back.
TONED AND STRAIGHT
Divine Lee, Socialite
The great thing about having a toned body is, well, you can work almost anything, ALMOST. Your real battle is defining your waist, which is pretty hard when you’re barely wearing anything. For bikinis, choose something that adds volume, like say ruffles or prints. Halter necklines do wonders! For bottoms, best choose something that cut straight across from hip to hip.
Monika Sta. Maria, Model
Triangle bikinis are a flat girl’s best friend. Nuff said.
Melissa Gohing, Athlete
Proportion is key when looking for a bikini for the petite girl. Melissa, who stands at 5 feet and 3 inches, stretches out her body by chooing a swimsuit that shows off more, um, surface area. Don’t wear anything too strappy or too banded as they will cut you off. Also, low bottoms are great for elongating your torso, so string bikinis are your best bet.